Hydroniq wins wellboat cooler contract

© SALT Ship Design
Seistar's new wellboats

Norwegian company Hydroniq Coolers has won a contract to deliver the marine cooling system to two wellboats being built by Turkey’s Cemre Shipyard.

Cemre is building the two wellboats – respectively, newbuilds 76 and 77 – for Norwegian wellboat company Seistar Holding. The larger of the two vessels will be the world’s largest live fish carrier.

Hydroniq Coolers will supply its hull-integrated “Rack” seawater cooling system to the two wellboats. The Rack cooler is integrated in the hull below the main engine room of the vessel, where it reduces temperatures in the ship’s engines and other auxiliary systems through use of seawater, but without taking up valuable engine room space.

Developed by SALT Ship Design, the two wellboats will be equipped with circular fish tanks. The vessels will be 69.9 metres and 110 metres long, respectively.

The bigger vessel will have a storage capacity of 8,000 cubic metres and a deadweight of approximately 12,000 tonnes. The smaller vessel will have a load capacity of 2,200 cubic metres.

Jan Inge Johannesen, sales manager with Hydroniq Coolers, said:  “Some would argue that size doesn’t matter, but everyone in the maritime and aquaculture industries will admit that it is always fun to be involved with the biggest projects. We at Hydroniq Coolers are no different, and we look forward to delivering a seawater cooling system that is a perfect fit for these very different vessels.”

Hydroniq Coolers will manufacture and assemble the equipment at its headquarters outside Aalesund, Norway, and deliver it to Cemre Shipyard in Turkey.

Hydroniq Coolers is owned by Norwegian investment company SMV Invest AS.